Deja don’t. More »
Don’t think of it as rap or music, because it certainly constitutes neither, but rather listen to it as the long release of hot air from America’s collective asshole. More »
Drake’s NiceGuy (TM) persona doesn’t exempt him from being a misogynist. More »
The hip-hop journalist has penned an essay for Gawker about being beat up by then NWA member Dr. Dre in 1991, and the incident’s noticeable omission from the film “Straight Outta Compton.” More »
In the latest installment of 2 Grown Men Being Petty As Fuck, Meek Mill responded to Drake’s blistering, meme-filled performance at OVO Fest this weekend with a half-hearted freestyle and the menacing threat that when he sees Drake and his crew, he’s gonna give them a wedgie.
Meek also chose to… More »
Drake Vs. Meek Mill, the lamest yet most entertaining rap beef in recent history, continues! And in the lamest yet most entertaining way possible, with the aid of MEMES. Late yesterday, Drake performed at Toronto’s OVO Fest and, pumped to be in front of a hometown crowd (OVO stands for October’s Very Own, which is… More »
Nicki Minaj wants you, your mom, that girl you sit next to at work and your ex-boyfriend to know that she and Meek Mill are 100 percent totally fine and in love, thank you very much. She’s not going to tell you straight out, because she doesn’t need to. Instead, she will guest on her… More »
Vocal warmups are always super-fun – my favorite goes, “I am a big fig plucker, I pluck mother figs. I am the meanest big fig plucker that ever plucked a mother fig.” Try that when you’re drunk!
Anyway, this news reporter had a different and also fun and awesome idea: Reciting (if not exactly… More »
Rapping comedian Zach Sherwin released a rap about Serial over the show’s theme song yesterday, just in time for the show’s finale on Thursday. (It’s a great idea — the song makes for an awesome beat!) Sherwin addresses most of the conversations that have surrounded the podcast: The exploitation of Hae Min Lee’s death for… More »
Dear Iggy Azalea,
I was a Black child of the ’90s who grew up on hip-hop and R&B. Some of my favorite adolescent memories were set to the soundtrack of the likes of Toni Braxton, Tupac, Sade, Lauryn Hill and Nas. I may have only been seven-years-old when DJ Kool announced, “Let Me… More »
Everything about this is gold.
Some students from the UK went all “8 Mile” on their prep school campus when an impromptu rap battle commenced, reminding the rest of us why we don’t see too many preppy sixteen year olds in the rap game these days. The overall theme of their weak four-line… More »
Where to start with this one? Remember about a year ago, there were rumors that Jay Z had been flirting with a rapper/model who calls herself LIV (she also goes by Yes Liv Can)? Well, yesterday, Yes Liv Can released a low budget, hella cheesy music video called “Sorry Mrs. Carter.” The song is… More »
There are two things that get me out of bed in the morning: a cup of coffee and Hot 97, New York City’s biggest and best hip hop station. For the last, oh, four years, the “Hot 97 Morning Show” has not only been rousing my tired ass out of bed, but making me sing/rap… More »
In a new song called “I Won,” Kanye West and Future rap about showing off their respective fiancées Kim Kardashian and Ciara, who they repeatedly refer to as “trophies.” The whole thing is equal parts sweet and icky; I mean, “trophy wife” is not exactly a compliment, gentlemen. How about we respect our partners for… More »
Okay, so it’s not a “cover” per se, as the entire song is spliced together from news clips of both anchors, but it doesn’t matter — it’s tight. Especially the part where Lester Holt comes in and the two are dueting. “Hotel, motel, Holiday Innnn…” SO GOOD. Jimmy Fallon is seriously bringing it his first week on the job… More »
Why didn’t we ever have any teachers this willing to act like total dorks on the Internet? [YouTube]
Meanwhile, a little farther north, a college student learns the best way to handle not having a snow day off is to angrily tweet about it. [Gothamist]
A friend of Mia Farrow’s is blabbing… More »
Everything about “Achy Breaky 2″ — the “hip hop” version of “Achy Breaky Heart” by the rapper Buck 22 and Billy Ray Cyrus — is an embarrassment to vibrations we call “sound.” I don’t think anyone would call this monstrosity “hip hop.” Or country music. Or a song, really. From the sexy alien ladies twerking,… More »